On Monday night, February 12, Philadelphia 76ers reserve point guard T.J. McConnell came off the bench to score 10 points, hand out 11 assists and grab 10 rebounds versus the New York Knicks. It was his first career triple-double in the NBA.
It was also the first triple-double by a bench player in the league since December 11, 2016 when New Orleans’ Tim Frazier came off the bench to have 14 points, 11 assists and 11 rebounds versus Phoenix. According to research on Basketball Reference.com, McConnell became the 21st bench player to achieve a triple-double.
Three players have achieved a triple-double coming off the bench in multiple games: Detlef Schrempf did it three times, while Clyde Drexler and Hassan Whiteside each did it twice.
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